was baptised on 18
October 1748 in Wadhurst. He died aged 60 years and was buried on 26
November 1808 in Wadhurst. He was a wheelwright.
Thomas married twice.
on 22 April 1772 in Wadhurst.
Elizabeth may have been
baptised on 30 June 1747 in Wadhurst as the daughter of Edward Mabb
and Ann Vigor (see my
section). Elizabeth was buried on 19 November 1791 in Wadhurst and Thomas
was able to pay the Church fees for the funeral.
Thomas and Elizabeth had
4 known children:
Barham was buried on 13 May 1774
Barham was buried on 17 March
1778 in Wadhurst.
Frances Barham was baptised on 6
August 1782 in Wadhurst and buried there on 7 July 1783.
Barham was baptised on 8 June
1786 in Wadhurst. At the time of his baptism the family were of
Thomas then married
by licence on 4 January 1792 in Wadhurst. They both signed their names.
The witnesses were
Their marriage licence was dated 2 January 1792 and recorded that Thomas
was aged 44 and upwards, a widower and wheelwright of Wadhurst. Jemima
was a spinster aged 36 and upwards and also of Wadhurst. The bondsmen
were Thomas, himself, and
of South Malling.
Jemima was born about 1756 and was buried on 22
July 1796 in Wadhurst. She was not a spinster when she
married Thomas. She
had previously married Fullagar Read on 26 September 1771
in Wadhurst, when she was Jemima Wallis. She also had a
Thomas Petit, by whom she had 3 children.
Thomas Barham a wheelwright. He had first married Margaret Petit
in 1761, who was the sister of Thomas Petit.
Nicholas Barham, my 5x Great Grandfather,
was born on 4 June and baptised on 2 July 1750 in Wadhurst. He married
in 1780. (They have their own page.) (NOTE -
Elizabeth Strickland's mother was Elizabeth Petit and she was the sister
of Margaret and Thomas mentioned above.)
was baptised on 13 April
1752 in Wadhurst. She died in child birth aged 39 years and was buried on
5 June 1791 in Wadhurst.
Pilbeam on 20
December 1771 in Frant, Sussex.
Stephen was baptised on 6 December 1751
in Burwash and was the son of
(1721-1808). Stephen (junior) was a miller.
Stephen and Ann had 7 known
Pilbeam was baptised on 16
February 1772 in Frant, Sussex.
was baptised on 18 April 1776 in Frant. She may have
married Henry Farmer on 26 October 1800 in Frant.
William Pilbeam was baptised on 2
February 1782 in Frant.
Richard Pilbeam was baptised on
23 September 1783 in Frant.
was baptised on 7 May 1786 in Frant.
Pilbeam was privately baptised on
25 April 1788 in Frant.
Pilbeam was baptised on 5 June
1791 in Wadhurst and buried there on 14 July 1791.
was baptised on 27 March
1754 in Wadhurst. On 24 December 1779 he may have been a witness to
the marriage of
Edward Tester and
Elizabeth Leany at Etchingham, at which time he signed his name.
was baptised on 2 October
1755 in Wadhurst. She had an illegitmate son by Isaac Tompsett
son of John Tompsett who in 1772 was described as yeoman late of Whiligh in Ticehurst:
Isaac Barham was born in 1772. A Bastardy Bond was issued to
his Grandfather Nicholas Barham requiring him to be bound for £50
to acquit the parish of any expenses that may arise.
Isaac Tomsett went on to marry Mary Pettet or Petter
by banns on 22 May 1778 in Benenden,
Kent, at which time he was of Ticehurst. He was baptised on 13
February 1756 in Ticehurst and was the son of John Tompsett and
Elizabeth may have married Samuel Funnell on 27 February
1781 in Ticehurst. She was then a servant to William Myland a
butcher and Samuel a servant to John Brissenden. Both
Samuel and Elizabeth were of Ticehurst at the time of their marriage.
Samuel may have been baptised on 1 January 1757 the son of Samuel
Funnell and Sarah Chantler or on 20 February 1757 the
son of Samuel Funnell and Ann Gillett, both baptisms were in
Samuel and Elizabeth had 2 known children:
Elizabeth Funnell was baptised on 15 July 1781 in Ticehurst.
Henry Funnell was baptised on 19 June 1784 in Ticehurst.
Ruth Barham married Samuel Damper by banns on 24 February
1778 in Rotherfield. They were both then of Rotherfield. Ruth
was described as widow of 12 Jubilee Street, Brighton, Sussex in July 1822
when she signed an affidavit as to the pedigree of the Barham family.
Samuel and Ruth
had 1 known daughter:
Ruth Damper was baptised on 21 June 1781 in Rotherfield.
Documents concerning the Benge
family of Cousley Wood in Wadhurst
Deeds of four cottages on
the north side of Cousley Wood Street, purchased by Emma Benge in 1908
- ref. AMS6461/3
A messuage, formerly an oasthouse, with the
newly-erected end or building adjoining it, with a garden, close or yard
(ľa) at Cousley Wood (S: road through Cousley Wood to Lamberhurst Down; W:
land of William James; N, E: land of Matthew Boorman),
occupied by Jemima Read and Thomas Barham, before Michael
Monk and Christopher Russell, with the right to draw water at
the draw-well of the messuage of Matthew Boorman, before Joseph
On 24 and 25
Pettit the elder of Wadhurst,
yeoman, sold the property for £95 to
of Wadhurst, wheelwright, who had married
widow, at Wadhurst on 4 January 1792. On 26 June
and Jemima Barham
mortgaged the property for £100 at 5% to
of Burwash, miller. Jemima
was buried at Wadhurst on 22 July 1796 and
(who had been baptised at Wadhurst on 18 October 1748, the eldest son of
and Elizabeth Greagsby),
was buried there on 26 November 1808 (3/12-17, 19-23)
By 1822 the
property had descended to Thomas
Nicholas Barham of Wadhurst,
wheelwright, the eldest son of his brother Nicholas
(d1807), baptised at Wadhurst on 17 May 1785. On 1 June 1822 Barham agreed
to sell the property to John
Tompsett of Wadhurst, farmer, at a
price to be settled by Robert
Willsher, Thomas Parker (replaced by
and Jeffery Austen.
In July and August 1822 detailed pedigrees of the Read and Barham families
were prepared, copies of register-entries obtained and an affidavit in
support made by Thomas Barham's
youngest sister Ruth Damper,
then a widow, of 12 Jubilee Street, Brighton. On 27 August 1822 letters of
administration of the estate of
Fullagar Read were granted to his
son Joseph Read
of Salehurst (3/18-24)
On 31 August
1822 Nicholas Barham
and his wife Elizabeth were joined by the mortgagee
of Burwash, farmer, to convey to
John Tompsett and his trustee
of Burwash, gent, for £200, of which £110 18s was paid to Hilder the
now consisted of four messuages, occupied by
and Thomas Stapley;
[blank] Crosley's land lay to the west, and
to the north and east (3/25, 26)
Deeds of houses and land at
Sparrows Green, Wadhurst
On 27 & 28 Feb 1755 William Moreland of
Court Lodge in Lamberhurst, Kent, esq, with his trustee Alexander
Courthope of Sprivers in Horsmonden, Kent, sold for £30 to Nicholas
Barham of Wadhurst, wheelwright, a property described as a piece of
land (1a) being the upper corner of a field called Great Sparrows, part of
Westons Farm in Wadhurst, formerly occupied by John Wood and now by
John Elliott, the residue of the field having been sold by Moreland
on 25 & 26 Feb 1755 to Richard Tapsell of Wadhurst, gent
Barham died intestate in 1790 and letters of
administration were granted to his son Thomas Barham of Wadhurst,
wheelwright, on 14 Jun 1790 [SM/D10.112]. On 20 & 21 Aug 1792 he sold the
property, then described a piece of land on which a messuage had been
lately erected, for £135 to his brother Nicholas Barham of
Wadhurst, wheelwright and on the same day entered into a bond for £100 to
indemnify NB against any claim to dower by TB's wife, Jemima (4-6)
On 7 May 1823 Nicholas Barham,
wheelwright and his wife Elizabeth, Samuel Wallis,
bricklayer and his wife Phylis, Eastmund Barham and his wife
Mary all of Wadhurst and Tallificumi Barham of Upper Tooting
in Surrey, spinster, sold the property to Samuel Wallis and his
trustees Samuel Baldwin the younger of Wadhurst, innkeeper and
Thomas Burton of Wadhurst, shopkeeper for £180, being 4/5 of the
agreed purchase price of £225, and covenanted to levy a fine in Easter
Term or before the end of Trinity Term (8)